It feels like a long time since I last posted. I know it's just been a few days but it somehow feels longer. I haven't been doing anything out of the ordinary but I did come across a few little surprises this week.
I wanted to post on Tuesday night but the movie "Up" came on and I just loved that movie. Jake and I watched it a few months ago and we both really enjoyed it so I had to watch it again.
Tuesday I cleaned my little apartment upstairs. Not a big thorough cleaning, just a little straightening up, changed the sheets and such. While upstairs I came across a few little surprises. For weeks now I have been searching everywhere for my favorite bracelet that my husband bought for me for Valentine's Day in 2010. I still haven't found it but I also still haven't given up hope.
One of the things that I found pertains to an upcoming "Collections" post. Inside of this thing that I found, I also found a whole other collection that I had completely forgotten about. It was a very nice surprise but it made me wonder "Do other people completely forget about things that they have?". I really thought that I knew or remembered everything that I owned but I guess not. So now I have two different collections that I will post about soon.
Something else was in this thing that I had given up hope on ever finding. The funny thing is that I was thinking about it just a few days previous. It was a little pendant that I had saved my money to buy when I was in the sixth grade. I remember spotting it in the jewelery case at Sears in Chicago at North and Harlem Avenues. It is very small, I am posting two photos of it. I had a heck of a time capturing the details on it because of it's size.
I can't remember how much it cost but I do remember a five. So I am thinking that it was either $5.00 or $15.00. It is solid silver and has a dancer on it. It almost looks like it's from India to me.
I'm sorry for the poor photo quality but it was the best that I could do.
I really thought that this little pendant was long gone. I have had it for over 40 years. I am going to wear it again. It's been a very long time!
Something else that I came across while cleaning upstairs was my garden journal. I started writing in it in 2006. I was reading through it last night and was amazed by all of the information about my plants that I had wrote and forgot about! Helpful information. I also put photos of the progression of the garden in it and it was fun to look at all of them. Katie was 12 years old when I started it and she made the cover for it, front and back. I love it!
I just love what she wrote on the covers, it's priceless! I also wrote various happenings in our lives over the years in this journal but focused mostly on the garden. For example, I learned that our dog Ruby will be 5 years old this summer. I cannot believe we've had her that long!
I also learned that it was 3 years ago this summer that our little stray dog, Roxy, found her way up our driveway and into our hearts. She was sent to us from God. She showed all the signs of being abused, we took her in and gave her ton's of love. She is truly a sweet and loving little thing!
I remembered how much I loved writing in this journal at the end of a hard days work in the garden sitting under my tree with a glass of wine. It was just heavenly!
I stopped writing in it December 5th 2009. My last post was "Mom passed away." It doesn't seem that long ago as I can still feel that aching pain in my gut when I think about it. I miss her so much, but I also think that it's time that I started writing in it again.
|That's mom on the left sitting next to Katie on her eighth grade graduation.|
Another little surprise that I found on Wednesday, the daffodils are poking through the ground! Here's a photo of them in bloom from last year.
A sign of spring for sure!
This morning as I dropped Katie off at school, I noticed that it was
"Bring your tractor to school day.". We live in a farming community and every year the kids in the FFA bring their tractors to school.
Crazy right? But it is sort of cool!
As usual I didn't have my camera on me so I went home to get it. I must start taking it with me everywhere!!!!!!!
And that's what my last few days have been about. I am still reading "Eat, Pray, Love". I know it takes me forever but I don't read it everyday. It's very good. I want to see the movie when I'm through with it.
Almost done with my daughters crochet project and have been thinking of a new one. I already have something in mind for someone special.
I am hoping to get a "Collections" post in this weekend but I don't know. My husband should be home and he's in pretty bad shape. I want to take care of him so I may not be back until next week.
Until next time, love to you all. Enjoy your weekend!